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Submitted by TnS 2642d ago | news

THQ scraps Juiced and Stuntman franchises

THQ has today announced its decision "not to pursue its Juiced and Stuntman intellectual properties".

Both franchises saw releases in 2007, with Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights and Stuntman: Ignition each releasing across multiple platforms. Although not receiving universal acclaim both titles were not without merit, Stuntman in particular proving great addictive fun for high-score junkies. (Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights, Mobile, Nintendo DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Stuntman: Ignition , Xbox 360)

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Zhuk  +   2642d ago
interesting decision since both sold more than a million copies each
Bill Gates  +   2642d ago
Actually, I think the company might be in turmoil. These two games are being scrapped, as well as Frontlines for the PS3.
Bolts  +   2642d ago
Citing sales numbers again. As if anyone gives a damn. I expect nothing less than unpaid corporate mouthpiece like you. The fact is both "franchises" sucks regardless of many crap in a box they sold.
Rattles  +   2642d ago
YAY for juiced
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green  +   2642d ago
juiced was crap.
resistance100  +   2642d ago
Im surprised they dropped juice, although it was poor it sold quite well.

Stuntman however sold virtually nothing, so its not surprising.
Iron Man 2  +   2642d ago
Both games sucked hard sorry,especially Juiced 2;)
i Shank u  +   2642d ago
stuntman was a good car series
no other car game like it. never played juiced, but judging from you all i should be happy i havent. THQ's future is looking shaky
Skerj  +   2642d ago
Juiced could "possibly" (although it wouldn't have)have been saved since NFS fell far from grace. Stuntman, good freaking riddance.
Naruto  +   2642d ago
oh well
Bubble Buddy  +   2642d ago
Midnight Club is what I prefer. =)
Ri0tSquad  +   2642d ago
Jucied was garbage. I always liked Stuntman.
Sucks there won't be anymore Stuntman games.
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ROCCOZILLA  +   2642d ago
PARIDISE CITY IS ALL I NEED!
burnout paridise is awsuuuuuum!!!!!ONLINE MADNESS
zonetrooper5  +   2642d ago
Maybe THQ is being bought out or it may close down, who knows?

I never liked Jucied and Stunman was ok.
BigKev45  +   2642d ago
Great call on THQ. Those games sucked.
Klopek  +   2642d ago
This sucks. Stuntman was good fun, albeit occasionally frustrating.

Does this mean the IP is available for other developers to purchase, or has it simply been scrapped?
mintaro  +   2642d ago
im happy that juiced got canceled(wasnt really that good), but im suprised they cancelled stuntman. there were many people including myself who enjoyed that series
GIJeff  +   2642d ago
the first
stuntman was good. Much like the first driver was good. Sometimes sequels just get worse. Im sad to see an origonal title like stuntman go...

juice...well, thank the maker for that infected limb being chopped.
AAACE5  +   2641d ago
Good to hear!
The Stuntman games just weren't that fun to play, so, i'm glag that is done!

Juiced should have just stayed with the "Street Racing Syndicate" name. SRS was a decent game that they could have built on, but they decided to take it in a different direction... and we see what that got them!

There are a lot of great racing franchises already, so these will not be missed!
andron666  +   2641d ago
Stuntman was pretty good..
A new game could have perfected it, so that's dumb.

And it was never just a racing game, but a trial and error arcade game. I think some hated it for the wrong reasons.

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